Over-the-top, action-first, wacky shooter Earth Defense Force 6 is heading your way in a few short months. D3Publisher announced that the long-running franchise is ready to defend Earth again with a new trailer that will make you say, “wait, what?”
It begins with a weather update and breaking news bulletin, followed by ridiculous voiceovers from soldiers and a decent amount of in-game footage. See for yourself.
The franchise has never shied away from being goofy and having fun with its over-the-top premise and setting. It also takes place just a couple of years into the future and just after the previous game’s events. Here’s what the team is promising for the upcoming sequel:
The Next Chapter of EDF: Serving as a direct sequel to Earth Defense Force 5 events, embark on a perilous adventure, unveiling an exciting new story within the EDF series.
Choose A Class: The return of the Ranger, Air Raider, Wing Diver, and Fencer classes armed with new abilities and equipment, empowering players to defend Earth effectively against emerging threats.
Fight for the Planet: Defend Earth and engage in intense battles against a wide range of deadly alien creatures and use cunning strategies to emerge victorious and protect the planet.
Missions Galore: Features an enormous amount of new content, including hundreds of new missions, weapons, and more for players to discover.
Battle with Friends: Players can also enjoy two-player co-op with split-screen or online co-op with up to four players, ensuring an exciting gameplay experience.
Earth Defense Force 6 will also mark the 20th anniversary of the series. In June, the EDF website and social media accounts say you should stay tuned for what’s coming to celebrate this milestone.
There’s no set release date for the next game, but for now, it’s slated for Spring 2024.